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post #11 of 13
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What's TKL?
Tenkeyless is too long to write. We use fake words here because of laziness. It's the new Bieber slang amongst the kids. u kow bra?
post #12 of 13
Shaka brah.
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post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mapex View Post
Grabbed some white lithium grease from a Pep Boys and dropped minimal amounts on the metal wire where it meets the plastic hinges on the casing underneath the spacebar. Everything is machinegun fast now!

Still, I wouldn't expect that kind of wear on the lubrication in merely three months of owning the keyboard. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to prevent constant maintenance?
There's no getting around periodic maintenance completely. Mechanical keyboards should be cleaned and re-greased every so often. How often would depend on how clean you keep it.

However, you probably won't see that same problem happening again for a while. It doesn't look like there was any grease there to begin with. At least not on the Filco's I have.

While you're at it, you might as well go and lube up the keys that have stabilizers. None of the the other keys have any grease on it from the factory.

Another thing to look for with Costar stabilizers, is the amount of space between the two prongs of the clip that guides the key up and down. Sometimes, these clips are slightly deformed and can cause it to "grab" onto the inserts underneath the key causing it feel mushy or stuck. I'd grease that area, too.
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